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Ethics and Criminal Justice: An Introduction

Ethics and Criminal Justice: An Introduction

by John Kleinig
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ISBN-13: 9780521682831
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/17/2008
Series: Cambridge Applied Ethics Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 294
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

John Kleinig is Director of the Institute for Criminal Justice Ethics and Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Law and Police Science, John Jay College of Criminal Justice and he holds the Charles Sturt University Chair of Policing Ethics in the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, Australian National University.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. Criminalization: 1. Civil society: its institutions and major players; 2. Crime and the limits of criminalization; 3. Constraints on governmental agents; Part II. Policing: 4. Tensions within the police role; 5. The burdens of discretion; 6. Coercion and deception; Part III. Courts: 7. Prosecutors: seeking justice through truth?; 8. Defence lawyers: zealous advocacy?; 9. The impartial judge?; 10. Juries: the lamp of liberty?; Part IV. Corrections: 11. Punishment and its alternatives; 12. Imprisonment and its alternatives; 13. The role of correctional officers; 14. Re-entry and collateral consequences.

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